Religious Studies Courses

Code Course Credits

REL 100

Why Religion? The Hero's Journey (Core/First-Year Seminar)

Offered: Not Offered 2017-2018

This seminar will look at defining journeys in Greek, Roman, Hebrew and early Christian literature and inquire how they shaped and continue to shape cultural and religious identity.

3 or 4

REL 100

Religions of the World (Core/First-Year Seminar)

Offered: Not Offered 2017-2018

This course will examine the way religion has been studied as an academic discipline. We will explore both Eastern and Western religious traditions in their historical contexts and will focus primarily on how various religious concepts are understood and practiced in these major world religions. These will include the concepts of the Holy, revelation, sacred writings, good and evil, forgiveness, creation, the human condition, salvation, and ethics. In our study of religions we will explore a variety of practices in different historical contexts but common ground will be sought to illustrate how the sacred texts of each religious tradition define and illustrate how and why these groups practice the above mentioned concepts.

3 or 4

REL 100

Saints and Sinners in Church History (Core/First-Year Seminar)

Offered: Fall 2017 & Spring 2018

Saints and sinners, much like victors and vanquished in war, are often determined by those who triumph in Church conflicts. This course will address several Church controversies throughout the 2000 years of its history, review the issues and debates that arose through the reading of primary and secondary sources, and who in the end were considered victors, saints, and the vanquished, sinners, in Church history.

3 of 4

REL 100

Sacred Space from Mt. Sinai to Ground Zero (Core/First-Year Seminar)

Offered: Alternate Years: Fall 2017, 2019

What makes a place "sacred"? Who decides whether a place is sacred? What do people do in sacred spaces? This seminar will examine the nature of sacred space in theory, history and practice with a focus on sacredness in Judaism, Christianity and Islam. In addition, the course will ask if "non-religious" places can be sacred. The course includes a fieldtrip to the 9/11 Memorial in New York City.

3 or 4

REL 100

The Journey Toward Religious Maturity (Core/First-Year Seminar)

Offered: Fall 2017 & Spring 2018

The course takes an interdisciplinary approach to examining the process by which a person achieves an adult faith in Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. Drawing from psychology and anthropology, we explore the phases of religious development in relation to myths and symbols, and we apply that understanding to a specific person and to a theological issue, while also considering how to read, critically and analytically, a non-religious text through the lens of religion.

3 or 4

REL 100

Abrahamic Faith (Core/First-Year Seminar)

Offered: Fall 2017 & Spring 2018

This course is an investigation of the religious dimension of human experience, especially as it has been lived, understood and cherished among the three Abrahamic traditions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Its guiding focus is the centrality of "faith" as a relational response to God who, in line with Abraham's foundational claim, is experienced as living. The course considers significant questions in conversation with some of the most important writings in the tradition of Western religious thought, as well as some of the basic questions that arise in the academic investigation of religion: What is the nature of religious experience? How does religion provide motivation and direction for the life of individuals and communities? How does religion nurture or inhibit human development and well-being?

3 or 4

REL 100

Gods, Myths, and Rituals in the Ancient Mediterranean (Core/First-Year Seminar)

Offered: Fall 2017 & Spring 2018

This class investigates the diverse religions of the ancient Mediterranean world (ca. 600 BCE-400CE), including Greek and Roman religions, formative Judaism, and the earliest Christianity. The course explores the history and development of these traditions by examining topics related to issues of ritual, myth, sacred space, gender, and concepts of divinity within each group. Particular focus is placed on the ways in which these groups influenced one another and reshaped cultural and religious landscapes through competitive interaction. Through a critical analysis of the sources students will begin to understand the practices, beliefs, and experiences of the Greco-Roman world and the communities that produced them.

3 or 4

REL 100

Pilgrimage in Nature (Core/First-Year Seminar)

Offered: Fall 2017 & Spring 2018

Stories in scriptures and the experiences of pilgrims remind us that religious life does not always take place indoors. Much of human religious experience occurs outside, in nature. We will explore this dimension of human religiosity through examination of Christian, Islamic, and Buddhist pilgrimages to such places as Lourdes, Mecca, and northern India, as well as the broader themes of nature symbolism and nature mysticism.

3 or 4

REL 100

Deviance and the Divine (Core/First-Year Seminar)

Offered: Fall 2017

This course will use the concept of deviance as the lens through which we will study the three major monotheistic traditions of the world - Islam, Judaism and Christianity. What are the major tenets and beliefs of each? What do they share and where are the conflicts? What does each consider normative and why? When does a belief or practice cross the line in deviance? Ultimately, are they all simply deviants of one another? In our investigation, we will also look to some lesser known religious traditions as foils, such as Scientology, Raelianism, the Nation of Islam, Jews for Jesus, Mormonism, and Christian Science.

3 or 4

REL 100

Religion as Pharmakon: Poison or Cure (Core/First-Year Seminar)

Offered: Fall 2017 & Spring 2018

For the ancient Greeks pharmakon meant both cure and poison depending on the context. Religion functions in the same way: it can heal us but can also poison us. We will explore the ambiguity and the power-both healing and destructive-of religious traditions.

3 or 4

REL 100

Pilgrimage and Passage: Religion as "Sacred" Journey (Core/First-Year Seminar)

Offered: Spring 2018

The course begins with the premise that all religions are at their best when they are "betwixt and between," living in the threshold, open to new and unexpected horizons. After a close reading of the Book of Exodus, which will provide the opportunity to identify various themes associated with ritual passage, we will concentrate primarily on the study of the three chief monotheistic religions of Semitic origin: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. The course will end with a brief exploration of Hinduism and Buddhism. Through comparative analysis of these religions, we will strive to determine similarities and differences in particular approaches to God, worship, institution, and moral conduct.

3 or 4

REL 100

Demons, Devils and Satans: Monsters of Religion (Core/First-Year Seminar)

Offered: Not Offered 2017-2018

Monotheistic traditions maintain that God is both all-powerful and just. Yet, they simultaneously speak of demons, devils, and satans - characters who threaten both God and His control over the universe. How can such an obvious contradiction stand? This course will examine the narratives and images of demonic characters, by looking at scriptural texts, interpretive materials and folklore. In our investigation, we will address such questions as: Who or what is considered Evil? How does evil exist in a world in which God is good? Is there a universal concept of Satan? Do demons and the demonic straddle traditional lines or are they tradition-specific? In other words, does each tradition create the demon most appropriate for it? What are these characters good for? What can they tell us about how each tradition conceives of itself and its place in the human-God relationship?

3 or 4

REL 100

God Doesn't Do Religion (Core/First-Year Seminar)

Offered: Not Offered 2017-2018

We tend to think that religion is all about God, but why? And if God "doesn't do religion," who does? What do we even mean by "religion" in these questions? This course will inquire into the "building blocks" of religion and human religiousness, considering the practices of Jews, Christians and Muslims from an anthropological and historical perspective.

3 or 4

REL 100

Critique of Religion (Core/First-Year Seminar)

Offered: Fall 2017 & Spring 2018

This course is an introduction to the critical, academic study of religion. It will touch on both personal and broader societal issues that are involved in the contemporary study of religion. It will examine several of the most prominent modern critiques of religion, as well as the various responses to those critiques. Further, it will explore and ask students to reflect on the meaning of religion in today's culturally diverse and religiously pluralistic world. Its objectives are to acquire a basic knowledge of some of the foundational theories of religion, to acquire a working understanding of various methodologies in the critical study of religion, to reflect on one's own understanding and experience of religion, and to reflect on the role of religion in the contemporary world.

3 or 4

REL 100

Religious Responses to Climate Change (Core/First-Year Seminar)

Offered: Not Offered 2017-2018

With a primary focus on Buddhism and Christianity, this course explores how religious thinkers and activists have been drawing from doctrines, practices, and ethical systems in response to climate disruption and related environmental issues. We will examine Pope Francis' encyclical, Laudato Si, and similar declarations by prominent Buddhists. To support this inquiry, we will study the causes and impacts of climate change, the basic teachings of Buddhism, and traditional Christian views of nature. The course also considers religious stances that deny, downplay, or accept anthropogenic climate change.

3 or 4

REL 100

Catholicism and Indigenous Religions in the Americas (Core/First-Year Seminar)

Offered: Spring 2018

When Catholic missionaries first met the indigenous peoples of the Americas, they faced a moral and theological dilemma. What to make of these peoples and their religious thought and practice? This course studies indigenous religious cultures such as the Aztec, Ojibwe and Inca alongside three European religious orders who encountered them. Through readings, field trips, guest speakers, and artwork, we will compare indigenous traditions to Catholic traditions, thinking analytically and critically about indigenous spirituality, Catholic theology, and "religion" itself.

3 or 4

REL 206

Islamic Traditions

Offered: Alternate Years: Fall 2017, 2019

Studies the Arabian environment, Muhammed (founder), Qur'an (sacred writings), and mysticism, sects, and legal and social institutions of Islam.

3

REL 209

Religion and Culture of the Jewish People

Offered: Alternate Years: Spring 2018, 2020

A survey of key texts, beliefs, and practices of Jewish culture and religious practice, including the Bible, classic texts, holidays and holy days, Zionism, modern American Jews, and Israel.

3

REL 226

Women, Slaves & Sin: Paul and the Creation of Christianity

Offered: Fall 2018

An investigation into the life, writings, and legacy of the Apostle Paul. The course will uncover the historical, philosophical, social, and religious forces that shaped the beliefs, practices, and experiences of the earliest Christians.

3

REL 230

Topics in Religious Studies

Offered: Offered Periodically

This seminar offers students and faculty an opportunity to investigate in some depth a specific area of the study of religion not normally otherwise addressed by the department. Topics are announced prior to registration. This course can be taken more than once with permission of the department chair.

This course was formerly offered as REL 330 Topics in Religious Studies.

3

REL 233

American Catholic Social History

Offered: Fall 2018

An historical presentation of the numerous social issues, conflicts, and varied solutions in American Catholicism from the late 19th century forward with emphasis on how the many issues of society impacted Catholicism. The course demonstrates how the application of faith and various theological and philosophical theories were used in resolution of social conflict.

Cross-listed with HIS 233.

3

REL 238

Migrants, Immigrants, Refugees: Justice Issues and Catholic Responses

Offered: Not Offered 2017-2018

An examination of the "immigrant" dimension of the American Catholic Church, past and present, exposing the injustices experienced by the marginalized outsider/newcomer, exploring the Catholic Church's responses to these injustices utilizing Catholic social thought, and focusing on Hispanic culture and presence in the Catholic Church and American society.

3

REL 247

Topics in Religious Approaches to Moral Issues

Offered: Offered Periodically

Explores how religious traditions address moral issues, paying particular attention to assumptions about human nature and the good, the bases on which the moral system or religion(s) being studied generates arguments about specific issues, that system's modes of moral argumentation, and its applicability to contemporary issues. The course also includes comparative analysis of the moral system relative to at least one other religious tradition.

This course was formerly offered as REL 347 Topics in Religious Approaches to Moral Inquiries.

3

REL 248

Christian Prayer, Liturgy and Sacrament

Offered: Fall 2018

An introduction to the fundamentals of Christian liturgy, including the meaning of the assembly, ritual symbol and gesture, proclamation of sacred scripture, and blessing prayers in the context of relating liturgy to life.

3

REL 249

Sacraments, Justice, and the Moral Life

Offered: Spring Semester

The course is an introduction to the fundamentals of sacraments, including ritual, symbol, and participation, all examined in the context of right relationship with God, others, and the material world. The seven official sacraments of the Catholic Church will be explored historically and critically according to the ways in which they may build or may destroy God's Kingdom of justice.

This course was formerly offered as REL 348 Sacraments, Justice, and the Moral Life.

3

REL 251

Introduction to the Old Testament

Offered: Spring 2018

Literature of the Hebrew Bible. Survey of the religious, literary, and political history of ancient Israel. Students may not receive credit for both this course and REL 260.

3

REL 252

Introduction to the New Testament

Offered: Fall 2019

Literature of the New Testament in its religious and historical context. Life and ministry of Jesus, origins of earliest Christianity, the role of Paul, and the development of the Church.

3

REL 253

Models of the Church: Historical Developments

Offered: Fall 2019

A study of various forms of the Church from its Apostolic beginnings, through the institutionalization process and Vatican II reforms, up to the present development of Base Christian Communities.

3

REL 255

Religions in the Roman Empire

Offered: Spring Semester

A study of ancient world views, mystery religions, gnosticism, and the rise of Christianity.

3

REL 256

Church and Social Justice

Offered: Fall and Spring Semesters

An examination of the Catholic Church's relationship to society and its responses to a variety of social, political, and economic issues.

3

REL 262

Religion in America

Offered: Not Offered 2017-2018

An examination of a variety of religious ideas, institutions, and traditions in the United States from the colonial period to the present. Special emphasis is placed upon questions of religious pluralism, religion and cultural identity, and religion in public life.

Cross-listed with HIS 263.

3

REL 263

Women's Religions in the Ancient Mediterranean World

Offered: Fall 2018

This class will explore the critical roles played by women in the religious traditions of ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome, as well as Judaism and earliest Christianity. It will introduce factors that led to the decline of women's influence as Christianity developed a more institutionalized religious system.

3

REL 267

Liberation Theology: Latin American Perspectives

Offered: Not Offered 2017-2018

An examination of the development of liberation theology in the historical, political, economic, and cultural contexts of Latin America's struggle to move from colonialism to freedom. The course also explores feminist theology, ecological theology, and indigenous people's theology that are rooted in liberation theology.

3

REL 269

The Muslim Jesus

Offered: Alternate Years: Spring 2018, 2020

This course investigates Muslim teachings on and about Jesus. Here we will ask: What does Islam teach about Jesus? How does the Islamic portrayal of Jesus resemble/ differ from Christian teachings? What are the causes of the differences? How does Islam's understanding of Jesus affect its understanding of and relationship with Christians and Christianity?

3

REL 274

The Religions of Egypt

Offered: Fall 2017

This course examines the diverse religious traditions of ancient Egypt by exploring how indigenous traditions reacted and adapted when encountering other cultures including Greek, Roman, Jewish, Christian, and Muslim. The course discusses how such mutual influence resulted in unique patterns of ritual and belief found only in Egypt.

3

REL 275

Hard Rockin' Jews: Judaism and Pop Culture in Israel

Offered: Not Offered 2017-2018

For 2000 years Judaism has been a minority religion in majority "other" cultures. With the establishment of Israel, Judaism became the majority culture of a nation-state. This course examines how the religion of Judaism both influences and is influenced by the secular culture of the modern State of Israel.

3

REL 288

Religion and Sports

Offered: Spring 2018

Most sports originated in ancient religious ceremonies and rituals. This course will examine both the religious and historical beginnings of sports, while also exploring the many phenomenal similarities between religion and sports. The course will investigate the ways that both religion and sports influence, alter, and even fulfill the spiritual, social, and psychological needs of their respective adherents.

3

REL 300

The Catholic Tradition: Past and Present

Offered: Spring 2019

A study of Catholicism from historical and theological perspectives to aid students in attaining an appreciation for the richness of the Catholic Tradition in the past and present. Scripture, sacramental life, doctrinal teachings and development, moral issues, and the future Church direction are explored.

3

REL 301

Islam and the Bible: Jewish and Muslim Morality and Ethics

Offered: Not Offered 2017-2018

As brother religions vying for the same sacred history, Islam and Judaism trace the genesis of their spiritual and biological communities back to the very same founding parents. Yet Islam is not Judaism, Muslims are not Jews, and vice versa. Rather, the two traditions are, and understand themselves to be, distinct entities with distinct value systems. By comparing the Jewish and Muslim accounts of the shared Biblical ancestors, as well the often colorful exegesis on these narratives, this course will investigate various matters of moral and ethical concern to these communities and the lessons thereby imparted by each tradition.

3

REL 302

Violence and Sex in the Bible

Offered: Fall 2019

Examines the dynamics of sex and violence in ancient Israel as they are presented in the biblical text. Topics include the construction of gender, the status of women and men in society and law, holy war, the characterization of physical violence as positive or negative, the gender of God and its implications.

3

REL 303

The Virgin Mary and Visions of the Feminine in Christianity

Offered: Spring 2019

The development of the Church's understanding of the Virgin Mary and of other feminine aspects of the transcendent in Christian spirituality. The course begins with Mary's ideological antecedents and the issue of the "historical Mary." It explores the relationship between images of the Virgin and theologies, controversies, and heresies, as well as contemporary feminist understandings of Mary and of the divine as feminine.

3

REL 307

Buddhist Ethics

Offered: Fall 2019

An exploration of traditional Buddhist ethics, moral arguments Buddhists have advanced about contemporary issues, and points of comparison with philosophical and Christian ethics.

3

REL 310

Catholicism-1850 to Present: History and Theology

Offered: Not Offered 2017-2018

Historically and theologically, Roman Catholicism has been a foundation stone to Western civilization. Today the Church remains as a strong influence in world society, but in the post-French Revolution era this influence has shifted in focus. This course seeks to help students to understand how and why this shift occurred and most especially to illustrate its manifestations since 1850.

3

REL 312

Archaeology and the Bible

Offered: Spring Semester

Introduction to the archaeology of Palestine, with special focus on the interrelationship of excavated and textual data.

3

REL 314

Mysticism: The Experience of Transcendence

Offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2019

A study of mysticism from its origins in the Greek world to its expression in Christian and non-Christian forms. A "hands-on'' approach to mystical practices is encouraged, and the reading of mystical texts is supplemented by field trips to contemplative communities.

3

REL 315

Dreams and the Sacred

Offered: Fall 2018

A study of the role of dreams and other rites of divination in ancient and modern religious experience. Biblical and classical sources are examined, and contemporary attempts to recover the sacred dimension of dreams also are considered.

3

REL 316

Neoplatonism

Offered: Spring 2019

A study of the seminal writings of the Neoplatonists, their sources, and their influence on the development of later religious traditions.

3

REL 317

Gods, Kings and Justice in the Ancient World

Offered: Alternate Years: Spring 2018, 2020

Who speaks for Justice? Where does Justice come from? This course examines these and related questions by analyzing and comparing ancient texts such as the Babylonian law code of Hammurabi, Egyptian hymns, Homer's Odyssey, and the biblical prophets. Ancient works of art treating issues of justice are also examined.

3

REL 318

Archaeology and Religion in Ancient Greece

Offered: Spring 2019

This course introduces the field of archeology in the Greek world and demonstrate how archaeological remains can enlighten our understanding of Greek religion and society. The course will then examine how material evidence can help us to better understand this complex ancient culture and the world in which it developed.

Considered a European History course.

3

REL 323

Gods and War: Religion, Ideology, and Nationalism in Japan and the United States

Offered: Not Offered 2017-2018

An exploration of how religions in Japan and the United States have helped formulate national identities and mobilize citizens for war.

3

REL 325

Theology and Community Service

Offered: Not Offered 2017-2018

An exploration of questions about the relationship of theology and community service in contemporary society, in the context of a search for insight and understanding into personal experiences while volunteering service in a local social service agency. Offered jointly by Religious Studies and Campus Ministry.

4

REL 327

Vatican II: Revolution or Reform

Offered: Fall 2018

An in-depth reading and analysis of the principal Vatican II documents to demonstrate how Catholicism today is transformed from earlier history. Contemporary issues, as understood in the light of the Vatican II Church, are explored.

3

REL 329

Justice, Peace, Ecology

Offered: Spring 2019

The local and global environmental crisis is examined from the perspective of contemporary theological developments, recent biblical scholarship, ecumenical statements, and Roman Catholic social teaching communicated in various papal and episcopal statements on the current crisis.

3

REL 331

Introduction to Biblical Hebrew I

Offered: Fall 2018

A systematic introduction to biblical Hebrew emphasizing grammar and vocabulary with the intention of reading short passages of biblical prose by the end of the semester. Daily preparation and active class participation mandatory.

3

REL 332

Introduction to Biblical Hebrew II

Offered: Spring 2019

A second semester of Biblical Hebrew which builds on the knowledge gained in the first semester. Ongoing grammar and vocabulary study along with more readings in Biblical prose and some poetry such as Psalm 23 ("The Lord is my Shepherd"). Daily preparation and active class participation mandatory.

3

REL 333

The American Catholic Experience

Offered: Not Offered 2017-2018

A critical examination and analysis of the peoples, events, and ideas that shaped American Catholicism from the era of discovery to the 21st century. Catholicism's minority status and the perennial tension of being American and Catholic are used as guiding principles in this study.

Cross-listed with HIS 333.

3

REL 334

The Mystery of Evil

Offered: Not Offered 2017-2018

In a world of violence and vengeance, enmity and injustice, disease and natural disaster, the problem of evil is an ever present reality prompting the deepest and most urgent questions for humanity. This course introduces important philosophical and theological perspectives on evil, considers the persistent challenge of theodicy, as well as the inherent limitations of theodical projects, and examines questions on the origin of evil, the possibility of human evil, the ability to name evil in the context of cultural pluralism, and the possibility of hope for overcoming evil.

3

REL 336

Women in the Islamic Tradition

Offered: Alternate Years: Fall 2108, 2020

The treatment of women and women's issues in the Islamic tradition through both primary sources (in translation) and secondary sources: women in Muhammad's life and the role they played in Islamic society; the treatment of women and women-related issues in the Islamic tradition, including both legal and non-legal matters; and the writings of modern Muslim women scholars on Islam as they look at these same issues with a new perspective and present new interpretations.

3

REL 337

The God Question: Modern Challenges to Faith and Christian Responses

Offered: Fall Semester

This course traces the historical development of the character of both modern theism and atheism in response to certain views about human knowing that arose in the age of modern science and in confrontation with particular strains of Western Enlightenment thought. It also considers some of the changing perspectives on the divine mystery that have arisen from certain significant theological projects of recent time, among them liberation, feminist, ecological, political, and various contextual theologies.

3

REL 338

Sex and God: Love Songs in Medieval Spain

Offered: Not Offered 2017-2018

An examination of the secular love poetry penned by religious scholars of the 10th-13th centuries in medieval Spain. We will explore the ways in which these pious standard-bearers of religion used sacred images and accounts from the Bible/Qur'an and exegetical traditions in their secular love poems, to both male and female beloveds, and what messages were thus embedded.

3

REL 340

Jesus and Moral Decisions

Offered: Spring 2019

Jesus and Moral Decisions challenges students to ask, "What would Jesus do?" when faced with contemporary moral decisions. Using Gospels, and secondary sources, students will lead discussions and write essays that address Jesus' answer(s) to moral decisions today.

3

REL 346

Feast or Famine? The Mass in the Modern Age

Offered: Fall 2019

An exploration of the theological study of the celebration of the Roman Catholic Mass, with a focus on the historical development of the Eucharist, various models of eucharistic celebration, and, the writings of John Paul II and Benedict XVI as a window on critical ecclesial and social issues that surface regarding the Mass in the modern world.

3

REL 351

Heretics, Saints & Martyrs

Offered: Spring 2019

This course will examine the growth of the early Christian movement during Late Antiquity. Discussions will focus on several important themes including persecution and martyrdom, monasticism and asceticism, the development and refutation of heresies (Gnosticism, Arianism, Nestorianism), and the creation of orthodoxy in belief, creed, and ritual.

3

REL 373

Buddhism, Nature & Environmental Ethics

Offered: Fall 2018

An exploration of traditional Buddhist views of nature, especially in the Zen tradition, in relation to popular images of Buddhism and recent statements by Buddhist thinkers about environmental issues. Drawing from the field of Environmental Ethics, this course will also consider what a rigorous Buddhist environmental ethic might entail.

3

REL 411

Approaches to the Study of Religious Traditions (WID)

Offered: Alternate Years: Fall 2017, 2019

An exploration of the basic questions and themes in the academic study of religions, with a focus on how the discipline of Religious Studies developed and how it continues to change.

4

REL 412

Senior Thesis

Offered: Spring Semester

Research, reflection, writing, and public presentation under the direction of a member of the Department, as well as participation in senior seminar. Normally completed in the spring semester of their senior year. This paper should demonstrate a working knowledge of academic approaches to the study of religions and focus on a topic selected by the student in consultation with a Religious Studies faculty member with whom the student consults in tutorial meetings. Students must also present their research at a colloquium.

3

REL 475

Internship in Religious Studies

Offered: Fall and Spring Semesters

Must complete the "U.S. Internship Request for Approval" process found under the myPlans tab in myHill to register for this Internship.

3

REL 476

Internship in Campus Ministry

Offered: Fall and Spring Semesters

Familiarizes students with campus ministry fundamentals beyond Stonehill. Based on the particular host institution's faith tradition and goals, students will plan retreats, justice and peace initiatives, liturgical practices and similar functions.

Must complete the "U.S. Internship Request for Approval" process found under the myPlans tab in myHill to register for this Internship.

3

REL 477

Internship in Parish Ministry

Offered: Fall and Spring Semesters

A parish internship provides the opportunity to be involved in planning and carrying-out a multi-level religious education program, youth ministry activities, community service projects, and spiritual/liturgical events.

Must complete the "U.S. Internship Request for Approval" process found under the myPlans tab in myHill to register for this Internship.

3

REL 478

Internship in Catholic Ministry

Offered: Fall and Spring Semesters

This internship provides experience with the practical aspects and operations of a Catholic campus ministry program. Working with campus ministers, and applying theological and social principles, students will be introduced to retreats, liturgical ministry, service (local and overseas), and student ministry.

Must complete the "U.S. Internship Request for Approval" process found under the myPlans tab in myHill to register for this Internship.

3

REL 490

Directed Study

Offered: Fall and Spring Semesters

Supervised reading and research directed by Department member. Permission of the faculty member directing the project and the Department Chairperson.

3